Hi there Pod Squad! Anna, here, with some exciting news!
I'm now a PADI Freediving Instructor!
I spent the last week and a half training my tail off in Georgia with Robert King of Freedive Ft. Lauderdale. Robert is a 21x US Freediving Record holder (that’s kind of a big deal in the freediving world). I had the honor of completing my PADI Advanced Freediving certification with him in April, and when he listed the Master class and the Instructor Training Course, I could NOT pass up that opportunity.
(Even if it meant giving up coffee for two weeks)
The courses were held in Atlanta in partnership with Dive Georgia. I managed a personal best depth of 32 meters (that's 104ft!) and performed a blackout rescue with one fin from 15m.
SERIOUS SAFETY SIREN STUFF RIGHT THERE!
After completing my PADI Master Freediver and AIDA 4 requirements, I then went through five days of learning how to teach, manage students in open water, and share my passion for freediving with water-lovers from all backgrounds.
I'm am so excited for this new journey and will be announcing course dates soon, so stay tuned!
Now about that coffee…. Cheers!